About 14 years ago, I joined SLIzone. That was a nice forum. There was a sense of community. People joined to gain knowledge, discuss, troubleshoot, and you got a sense that you were contributing to a growing community.
Reddit (r/AMD r/intel /Hardware) are toxic. The closest you see to a contribution is somebody parroting misinformation. These are breading grounds for tribalism and stock manipulators. When did every subreddit become the Jerry Springer Show?
I was hoping to get more of a "SLIzone" vibe from AdoredTV. Is that what anybody else was looking for too? If so, how do we grow "that"? I'm curious about your thoughts and input.
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That is exactly what I am looking for and I think I've found it!
This forum is the best experience I've had thus far. I would much rather exchange ideas with a few people that are passionate about computers and technology then having a big but toxic community. All the posts I've read on this forum thus far have been informative, well formulated questions, or both!
So a big thanks to you and everybody else for posting here and keep the posts coming! Ype
One huge problem has been that for the past decade many of those newbies that would benefit from forums has gone to Facebook instead, causing many older forums to more or less die from lack of (real) activity. Instead there's been a huge increase in the number of bots that try to become "members" and spam the forums with nonsensical comments and ad-posts.
AdoredTV is a new site with a new forum, and the start is promising. Not to broad in scope, but narrow enough to attract the enthusiasts required to generate content value. The next thing we need is activity. There won't be much activity if all users know the same stuff from start and agree with each other...
There won't be much activity if all users know the same stuff from start and agree with each other...
I also feel that one of the challenges with reddit is the upvote/downvote system. I think it discourages creativity and discussion. It maybe works just fine for r/Pics, but in a technical forum it's more of challenge than anything.
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